Welcome to The Handsworth Herald, a site that offers features, news and reviews reflecting one of Birmingham’s most diverse and vibrant communities.
Where is Handsworth/Handsworth Wood?
Handsworth/Handsworth Wood straddles the A41 (Soho Hill, Soho Road and Holyhead Road) from the junction with the B4124 (Hamstead Road) to the junction with the A4040 (Island Road). Politically it includes parts of the Handsworth Wood, Lozells & East Handsworth, and Soho wards – all currently represented by Labour councillors and MPs. Ethnically it embraces people of British, Irish, African, African Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Vietnamese and Eastern European descent – reflecting successive waves of economic migrants who have come to Birmingham in search of a better future for themselves and their families.